This page contains the economic licence for Heathrow Airport, details of modifications to the licence and documents related to our licensing of the airport.
We have powers under the Civil Aviation Act 2012 for the economic regulation of airport operators that pass the market power test in the Act. In February 2014 we granted a licence to Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL). The licence includes a price control on airport charges for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 December 2018.
The licence, an operator determination, our notice granting the licence and supporting documentation, and documents relating to our licensing of HAL are below:
Modifications to the licence
Licence conditions can be modified in two ways:
|Date of modification||Effective date of modification||Type of modification||Modified condition(s)||Effect of modification||Links|
|30 March 2015||30 March 2015||Self-modification||Schedule 1, tables 2b, 3b, 4b, 5b, 10b in schedule 1||Change the delivery date of the automated security queue measurement from 1 April 2015 to a date agreed between HAL and the airline community||Notice|
|24 March 2015||5 May 2015||Section 22 of Civil Aviation Act 2012||Table C3 in Condition 1.6||Correct an error made to the inflation adjustment and development capex|
|1 August 2014||1 August 2014||Self-modification||Paragraph 2.3 and Table 3d in Schedule 1||Technical changes to the QSM measurement for Terminal 2 and measurement of pier served stand usage in Terminal 3||Notice|
|Date||Related licence condition||Brief description||Links|
|6 March 2015||E1||HAL has to produce regulatory accounts in conformity with CAA regulatory accounting guidelines||Guidelines|
|19 November 2014||Schedule 1||CAA determination on HAL's service quality protocol||Service quality determination|
|23 September 2014||D2||Additional guidance for operational resilience plans|
Q6 capital triggers definition sheets
HAL's licence contains triggers on the completion of capital projects. Documents relating to the triggers are below:
HAL pays rebates to airlines if its service quality does not reach specific standards. It also receives bonuses for out-performance. Details of its performance against the standards is on its website. Documents relating to service quality at Heathrow in recent years are below: